Kahane takes helm at VitalWorks

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VitalWorks has appointed Stephen N. Kahane, MD, as president and CEO. Effective Sept. 1, Kahane will replace current President and CEO Joseph M. Walsh.

As chairman of the board, VitalWorks said Walsh will remain involved in the company's strategic planning and will continue to work closely with Kahane. Walsh will serve in this capacity at least through the end of his employment agreement.

Kahane has served as VitalWorks' vice chairman and chief strategy officer since 2000. He previously served as the president and CEO of Datamedic Holding Corp., a practice management and clinical software company, prior to its acquisition by VitalWorks in 1999.